Rochester Museums & History

Rochester Museums & HistoryFrom science history to community history, you'll learn about a little bit of everything when you discover the museums in Rochester. Let our list lead the way to the best museums that the city has to offer.

Rochester Museum & Science Center
Explore a wide range of science and technology exhibits at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. You can see a showcase of the galaxy at the Strasenburgh Planetarium, rock out to a laser light spectacular set to music, or catch a movie broadcast on the planetarium's four-story screen. You'll love learning at this hands-on, interactive museum.

Address: 657 East Ave, Rochester, New York 14608 - MAP
Phone: (585) 271-1880
Web: www.rmsc.org

Susan B Anthony House
Women's rights were founded at the Susan B. Anthony House, the home of the legendary American women's rights leader. Step into the home of Susan B. Anthony and learn the history of her struggle; take a moment to admire her courage to secure voting rights for women and equal rights for all as you walk through this National Historic Landmark and house museum.

Address: 17 Madison Street Rochester, NY 14608 - MAP
Phone: (585) 235-6124
Web: www.susanbanthonyhouse.org

George Eastman House
The George Eastman House in Rochester is the world's oldest museum devoted to photography and motion picture archives. The National Historic Landmark is the nation's leading center for film preservation and conservation of photographs. Visitors enjoy seeing related exhibits and programs. You'll also learn a bit about George Eastman, the founding father of the Kodak company.

Phone: (585) 271-3361
Web: www.eastmanhouse.org

Rochester Civic Garden Center
Visit a castle's sunken gardens at Rochester Civic Garden Center. Warner Castle is a real castle that draws 15,000 visitors each year to meander through the landscape and architectural treasures. Journey here and stroll along the castle's magnificent and breathtaking grounds, and attend educational classes in horticulture and floral design.

Address: 5 Castle Park Rochester, NY 14620 - MAP
Phone: (585) 473-5130
Web: www.rcgc.org

The Strong National Museum of Play
Fun comes in all shapes and sizes at the Strong National Museum of Play, the only collections-based museum in the world devoted exclusively to play! Explore interactive activities and relive your favorite childhood memories with Mr. Potato Head and many other toys at the National Toy Hall of Fame!

Address: One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 - MAP
Phone: (585) 263-2700
Web: www.museumofplay.org

Memorial Art Gallery
Visit an artful museum at the Memorial Art Gallery, housed at the University of Rochester. Discover artwork spanning 5,000 years, showcasing everything from works of rare antiquities to contemporary masterpieces. Stop in at The Gallery Store to shop for artwork by local artists, handmade jewelry and other artful items for your home.

Address: 500 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607 - MAP
Phone: (585) 276-8900
Web: www.mag.rochester.edu